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Centre équestre Le champ des licornes is a charming horse riding grounds where you and your family can go horseback riding. Trained handlers will help your children handle the hourses as they trot around the stable grounds. This is perfect spot for a birthday party for ages three and up.

Spanning a sizable area in the valley of Woluwe, the emerald expanses of the Woluwe Park offer a wealth of natural beauty. The velveteen green spaces of the park have stood the test of time since they first arose at the behest of King Leopold II. During the Universal Exposition of 1897, the king wished to build a massive park that would draw the eye of the bourgeois, at the same time linking the Cinquantenaire and the domain of Tervuren with one another. The park evokes instant awe and wonder, with its quiet leafy alcoves, sparkling ponds, and nearly 300 billowing trees that feature across its broad expanse. It is also home to ducks, swans, gulls, and Egyptian geese, who are seen frolicking merrily along the park's tranquil ponds.

Leopold Park covers a large, landscaped space on Belliardstraat. With a history that dates back to 1880, the urban park still includes hints of this long, ancient history. Over the years, it has played many roles, starting out as a zoological park, then as a part of the campus for Solvay School of Commerce, and now as a popular public park. Home to a beautiful pond that's sustained by the nearby Maelbeek lake, Leopold Park, or Leopoldspark (Dutch), offers gorgeous views and a cool, shaded place where you can relax and soak up the sun with your family.

One of Brussels' most popular attractions, The Théatre Royal De Toone has been entertaining audiences with marionette puppets since 1830. Not just for kids, the Toone puts on shows by Shakespeare, Faust, and other famous playwrights, all adapted to include some of the theater's trademark humor. Located close to the Grand Palace, the Toone offers shows in Dutch, Spanish, English, German, and Italian upon request. If you're planning a visit, reservations are recommended, as the Toone's shows tend to be very busy.

The Royal Military Museum strives to illustrate the evolution of warfare technology from the Middle Ages onward. Walk through the displays and marvel at historical weapons, armor, medals and pennants from around the world. Make sure you visit the Napoleon collection for a particularly fascinating look about the Battle of Waterloo. There is also an onsite shop and cafeteria.

For the 50th anniversary of Belgian independence in 1880, King Leopold II commissioned the creation of Cinquantenaire Park, also called Jubelpark, and its grandiose triumphal arch. Today, you can visit the museums located here or you can rest on the plush lawn and admire the solemn manor houses. The Great Mosque and the Temple of Human Passions can also be found here. Every year on July 21st, on the National Holiday, there is an evening fireworks display. Jubelpark is an ideal spot for everyone.

This museum is a fairy tale come true, not just for grown-up boys, but for anyone who ever dreamed of being behind the wheel at the start of a Formula 1 Grand Prix. You'll find modern sports cars as well as vintage antique cars, including Belgian Rolls-Royce of the 1930s and even a limousine owned by John F. Kennedy. More tranquil minds can dream away in the D'Ieteren Hall, that shows a fine collection of carriages and other equestrian items.

From dinosaur fossils to live tarantulas to rare gems, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Museum explores the natural wonders of our fascinating planet. The permanent galleries are unique and interesting, including a Gallery of Evolution, Insects Hall, and Minerals Hall. In addition to the permanent displays, the museum features several temporary exhibitions throughout the year, including interactive exhibits. This museum also serves as a research facility.

Walibi Belgium is a destination for family fun. Ride roller coasters to your heart's content and then enjoy dining and shopping in the park. Enjoy the thrills of the twists, turns, and loops on the Cobra roller coaster. Then, head to La Grande Roue for an unbeatable view of the park from the top of this ferris wheel. There are enough rides to keep everyone in the group happy all day. Moreover restaurants like Pizza Solo and Swing Fries are there to help you fuel up if you need to take a break.

Housed in the artistic setting of the Waucquez Warehouses, two of Belgium's specialties go hand-in-hand: Art Nouveau and comics. Belgian Comic Strip Center, built in 1906 by Victor Horta, is home to a fascinating permanent exhibition featuring comics from more than 650 artists. The exhibit indeed traces the rise of comic books in Belgium after World War II, which have become the country's so-called "Ninth Art." The Center also features regular, temporary and interactive exhibitions. If you aren't fully satiated, the museum also boasts a great reading room, a delightful comic strip shop, a wonderful café and the largest library of comic strips in the world!

This wonderful museum is for children aged four to twelve and is a must for every parent. The museum's exhibits help them discover their feelings, talents and senses. Professional performers welcome and guide you through the discovery rooms. These tours last two hours and can be enjoyed by both young and old alike. They are organized around themes derived from everyday life and are constantly transforming throughout the year. Visit their website for varying dates and more details.

BRONKS began as an innovative theater group for children and youngsters in 1991. After nearly 2 decades in professional theater and stage productions, BRONKS set up its own performance venue on Varkensmarkt in the year 2009. BRONKS lends constant support to reputed stage actors by hosting plays and organizing theater workshops for young people. The widely acclaimed 'BRONKS Festival' is a celebration of innovative dramatics. Acts are staged in BRONKS' own theater as well as various venues across Brussels. Visit website for calendar of events.

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